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CityWatch | Singapore

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Vibrancy and innovation

Our research team analyzed more than 4,000 cities and identified the top 2% we believe are most attractive to people and businesses, today and in the future. Singapore is one of those cities.

Singapore's strong economy

Singapore is one of the world’s most competitive economies, with the second highest GDP per capita globally.1 It is the only Asian country to achieve an AAA credit rating.

Business friendly

As a global financial center, as well as an air and shipping hub, Singapore hosts some of the biggest financial institutions, wealth management firms, hedge funds and tech firms. 

Globally connected 

Changi airport accommodates more than 100 airlines connecting to 300 cities in 70 countries. The port of Singapore is the world’s largest ship refueling center and the second busiest in shipping tonnage handled. 

Attractive lifestyle

Consistently ranked as one of the most livable global cities, Singapore gets high marks for education, health care, quality of life, personal safety and housing, with one of the world’s lowest homicide rates.

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